Alison Holt works with charities on fundraising, campaign, and marketing and communications strategy development at the Offord Group. She is also the managing director of the firm, leads Offord’s communications practice, and serves on the editorial team for Canadian Perspectives on Philanthropy, Offord’s annual magazine.
Prior to joining the Offord Group, Alison was the Vice-Principal of External Relations at Greenwood College School, where she founded the office of advancement when the school opened in 2002. Her previous experience also includes Associate Director (Alumni Relations) at the University of Toronto, where she oversaw the University’s central alumni office and programs. She began her career at her alma mater, Queen’s University, where she was the Associate Editor of the Alumni Review magazine and worked in alumni relations, advancement communications, and campaign communications.
Alison is the recipient of Queen’s University’s Herbert J. Hamilton Award for service to the university. She is a member of the Board of Trustees’ External Relations and Development Committee, and the University Council, where she served as the inaugural Vice-Chair. She chaired Council’s governance renewal committee, has served on the Chancellor’s Selection Committee and on the Board of the Alumni Association. She is a regular Canadian Accredited Independent School Leadership Institute faculty member. Currently on the Foundation Board of the Child Development Institute and the Integra Advisory Committee, she is a past member of AFP’s D3 event planning committee and past Vice-President of the Canadian Council on the Advancement of Education. In February 2018, Alison was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Queen’s University.